Voodoo Ranger IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #4,958
Ranked #27,274
3.81 | pDev: 11.29%
New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
Notes: Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.
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pootz from Canada (ON)

3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can - poured a clear deep gold with a 3 finger frothy white cap...Aromas of stone fruit and lush sweet malts...flavor is slightly sweet, hop bittering comes in late to balance....long wet finish with a light bittering...nothing outstanding, not bad, not great not unique, just a hybrid between craft and macro brew

Friday at 11:10 PM
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Best by date stamped on can bottom is '11 APR 2021'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One thick finger of white head, which goes away and remains as a partial cap. Stringy bubbles are left behind.
Aroma of lightly roasted malts and floral hops.
Taste has the malt base and a hop expression of orange and grapefruit citrus. Has a bitter bite at the end. Floral hops tail off in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
Solid IPA, and has the old school touch of bitterness.

Tuesday at 02:44 AM
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davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a nice golden color with a half-inch of white foam that quickly dissipates and minimal lacing. Clear with no haze.
S: Citrus notes consisting of orange peel and grapefruit. Secondary notes of pine and resin. Brief hints of the caramel malts.
T: Initial grapefruit and orange peel. The bottle says mango, pineapple, and guava, but I really don’t get that amount of citrus, and the citrus that is present is more bitter. Underlying pine and resin with a refreshing but not over-whelming bitterness. Malts consist of caramel and bit of cracker and biscuit. As the beer warms it becomes a bit more dank and really loses the citrus and pine bitterness.
F: A little flat, and lacking some carbonation but the finish is clean.
Overall: Solid beer for an $8 6-pack. Starts off with a good flavor, but really loses a lot of its flavor qualities quickly. I would probably buy again, a solid staple in the voodoo ranger series

Apr 26, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Of course it's a hybrid between craft and mass produced beer, but it is readily available and inexpensive. A 19.2 fluid ounce, who thought this makes an ideal serving?, can is popped open. The pour, into a clear pint glass reveals a lightly golden amber colored liquid with a quickly diminishing whitish head. Translucent? It's almost transparent. No expectation has been dashed. The smell is of dirty, maybe earthy hops and not much more. Still, no expectation has crashed. You know, it's not bad. Don't misunderstand, it certainly isn't great. Although too light to bring a good malt body, there is evidence of one. There's absolutely enough hop bite to pronounce this is an IPA. The 7% ABV is pretty well concealed. When the wallet is full, this one can be ignored. The thinner the wallet, the better this will taste.

Apr 17, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had during the scream tribute (RIP) and realized I have never reviewed on ba yet. Clear golden body with two fingers of white head. Lime, big melon, even bigger pineapple and lemon in the nose with light pine bitterness. Melon is the clear star in the taste however, pineapple, lemon/lime, and mango all present too in that order of intensity with contrasting piney hops. Feel is crisp, simple yet balanced, clean and light. A simpler ipa, but that has some beauty in its self these days

Apr 15, 2021
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MNAle from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, light gold, good carbonation. 1 inch thick and creamy white head with excellent retention and thick lacing.

Aroma brings the grapefruit and pineapple. Some grassy malts.

Taste mirrors the aroma, but with the addition of some pininess in the background. A nice level of bittering in the middle carrying on to the finish, but not to the intensity of some of the WC substyle. The finish is semi-dry, with a nicely bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced with a solid maltiness.

Mouth feel is moderate, appropriate for the style, with a bit of coating.

Overall, a good American IPA. If I was to break it down further into substyles, I'd say midwest style with a bit of an overlap with west coast.

Apr 12, 2021
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jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a creamy white head.

Nose is citrus and floral hop. No malt or any serious sweetness noted.

Flavor begins with the hops up front, floral and spicy. Mild caramel malt presence plays in the background.

Carbonated just like you would want for the style. Very smooth on the palate considering the flavor profile.

A session worthy IPA, and readily available in a lot of places. Unless you straight up hate IPA, there’s not much to dislike about this one.

Apr 11, 2021
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden and clear. It has a white head with very good head retention.

Smell: It has tropical fruit aromas featuring pineapple. There is a bit of grainy sweetness to it.

Taste: It has tropical flavors with citrus and pine. There is a bit of grainy sweetness in the background.

Feel: It has a medium body with a slightly sharp finish.

Overall, there are some nice tropical notes in the aromas and flavors.

Apr 11, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, golden yellow body; moderate, lively carbonation; thick and frothy white head. Mild malt aroma mixed in with some herbal hop spiciness; a touch of esters. Fine taste; pleasing combination of mild malts with a moderate hop bitterness gliding on top; balanced and clean. Medium body; smooth with fine residual sugar presence; crisp; semi-dry at the finish.

After all these years, I finally try Voodoo Ranger. It is well-made and very enjoyable.

Apr 10, 2021
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can

Pours a mostly clear yellow golden color with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like bright passionfruit, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, papaya, orange citrus, grapefruit, some biscuity doughy bready malts, with earthy floral grassy pine notes. Taste mostly follows the aroma, tropical and citrusy, a hint of caramel, bready biscuity doughy malts, some earthy floral pine notes balance it out, not too fruity, malty or bitter. Feels lighter medium bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

Apr 10, 2021
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark gold with three fingers of dense, off-white head. Good retention and soapy lacing.

A little melon, a little citrus, a little baked apple pastry and a hint of pineapple in the nose.

The same lightly fruity flavors (particularly baked apple and light pineapple) carry over to the taste where they’re coupled with relatively strong pepper, making pepperiness the dominant characteristic of the beer. Some mild earthy bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A decent enough beverage, although there are many readily available IPAs that far surpass it.

Apr 10, 2021
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Reef from South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle, Best By March 28, 2021

Normal pour yields three fingers varying cream head. Full lacing curtains and persistent cap. Clear light golden color. Attractive appearance.
Aromas are light citrus, sourdough, pepper, light pineapple.
Bitter citrus, light vegetal flavor, light pine, more hop than pale malt.
Nearly astringent but not quite. Medium bodied. Fruit flavors develop as the glass warms. Stubborn carbonation.
Never going to be my favorite, but a decent IPA available at a good price in most groceries and convenience stores. Does not fall off much with age. I like regular VR ad much as the fancier varients.

Apr 10, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a big bold head from a 1 pint 3.2 ounce 'Tallboy' can BB 25APR2021 dated. Lots of carbonation, good retention lacing and a usual golden yellow color. Hop aroma is very pleasant with some slight citrus hints. Taste is grapefruit and citrus. Good hop balance barely noticing any malt taste. Absolutely no bitterness. Really a nice, pleasant IPA. I actually like this better than the Imperial version which ain't no slouch either. Overall a very tasty IPA. Try it.

Apr 02, 2021
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reedap1 from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have had other New Belgium beers and this one, Voodoo Ranger IPA, apparently their "standard" IPA is very good, just like the average rating have placed it. I get more malt than hops and don't get a smooth mouthfeel, otherwise quite a nice IPA for any occasion.

Mar 19, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pale golden colour, low white head. Citrussy hops in both aroma and flavour. Nice and refreshing beer. Enjoyable.

Mar 19, 2021
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mschenk from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single at Target for $3 in a 19.2 oz can.

Look - Pours a clear amber with a thick creamy head that lasts. Also decent lacing

Smell - Can smell the citrus with some hoppy notes but not overpowering

Taste - A little more malty that hoppy but overall very pleasant. Finishes with more hops aftertaste

Feel- Not so much as it goes into the mouth but carbonation seems to grow as you swallow

Overall I really liked this beer. At 7% and 19.2 oz you can get a little buzz on. Good enough to want to drink more than one and then you better not drive.

Mar 17, 2021
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Shiredave from New York

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

19,2oz can ( they just cant give ya a full 20oz? ) with a best by date of 27 June 2021. Found in the singles rack at the gas station between the White Claws and DFH Low Cal IPA.
Very pretty glass, clear, golden amber ale with a white foam head that left loads of lace sticking to the glass. Steady, slow carbonation supports tenacious head retention.
Aromas of cold oatmeal and sour grapefruit along with some faint candied apple notes. Not a big IPA nose, more like a pale ale to me but still smells good enough to drink.
This tastes like an IPA is supposed to on paper. It hits all the key points; malt sweetness up front followed quickly by both flavor and bittering hops and a hint of alcohol finishing with a mild peppery aftertaste.
It does all these things in the most basic and innocuous way possible. The hop presence is astringent but still in the IPA IBU wheelhouse and the mild citrus and spruce needle flavors add enough complexity to keep it from being boring yet far from interesting. Scrubbed and ultra filtered for the single serve mass market,
I feel like this Ranger lost it's balls in the filter on the way to the canning line.
The balance is on point while the overall character and uniqueness falls somewhere between average and pretty good.
All that being said, not bad for $4 at the gas station.

Feb 25, 2021
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alexaedita from Utah

3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a simple , yet functioning IPA. I can drink this at 11.30 AM with goat cheese and Italian salami on flat bread. Alcohol hidden well, as it sits on the edge with 7% abv. This is not a session, sour like summer beach beer. This is a lunch beer. This is something I would drink if I am also planning to drink some whiskey at around 6 pm. It does not follow you for more then an hour or two, no aftertaste you get for hours with heavier IPA's. Carbonation here is almost perfect. Very nice , unexpected lacing for it's density and color. Overall, very decent for it's purpose.

Feb 23, 2021
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

More malty than hoppy. Hops not so muscular. Common looking, bright gold, short head, not a lot of lace. Sweet on the nose, gentle hops. Sweet and malty character to taste, hops nearly an afterthought. Average stuff.

Feb 22, 2021
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sethmeister from New Hampshire

3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can marked 06 JUNE 2021 1034 210116041V39052

Poured into my tulip glass this beer is crystal clear with the appearance of apple juice and a low bubbly ecru head. Head drops to a ring leaving some soapy lace.

Scent is hard to discern. Apple, bread and something mildly skunky. Huh.

Taste is orange, bread crusts, apples, pears. White grapes.

Mouth creamy with a crisp dry finish.

To be honest this is an odd IPA. No grapefruit. No pine. Very little citrus. Very little bitterness. I mean it is different and I like different. But to be honest this just does not do it for me as an IPA. I prefer their other offerings.

Feb 21, 2021
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swim from Canada (ON)

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Transparent medium yellow, off white foamy head, some rising bubbles and lacing.
S: Fruity and floral aroma. Tropical fruit blendnotes like mango, pineapple, some citrus and stonefruit.
T: Rather unusual taste for an IPA at first. Starts with a bold earthy spicy herbal hop note and then switches to caramel and grainy malts with a light sweetness. Not very fruity, I hardly noticed fruit at all until halfway done but there is some stonefruit and citrus pith. Medium bitterness.
F: A bit sticky and oily ,medium body and light carbonation. Dry finish.
O: The taste caught me off guard, the smell was very misleading. Not what I was expecting but still enjoyable with complex hard to place flavours. The mouth feel was a bit heavy for me.

Feb 21, 2021
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Bboggs623 from California

4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Clear, pale... looks like a watered down apple juice.

Smell: floral, citrus, tropical... I really like the smell of this one!

Taste: Very balanced malt/hops, not bitter

Feel: smooth and crisp

Overall: this is a great every day drinker, very smooth, and delicious

Feb 07, 2021
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hbeimers from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely not as bitter or juicy as most IPAs I've tried. I kinda like the balance of malt and hop flavors here. I wouldn't seek this out, but I can find no problems

Feb 05, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into a tulip glass a nice 1 F light cream colored foam head is formed which settles slowly with light lace to a 1/2F foam top. Beer is a nice medium yellow in color with 100% transparency.

On the nose I get some salt air, yeast, and some light green hops.

On the palate I am met with a creamy smooth malt that is flavored with tangerine skin and citrus pith ending with a light astringent bitterness. Hint of thymol and tangy bitters present a dry finish. Further samples give me hints of popcorn ball and a bit of pine as well as thymol.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slick and smooth presentation and low carbonation contributing to the rounded malty feel. No sweetness is evident and the bitters add a dry astringent ending.

I first tried a single of this IPA early in my journey and did not care for it as much due to the bitterness and rated it a 74 on my own scale. I like it more now and feel it is a good average IPA overall but the light thymol still detracts. I much prefer a few other Voodoo hazy styles and would buy those over this one.

Jan 29, 2021
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Andrew_NYC from New York

3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark yellow-orange. Apple juice looking. Light head that dissolves quickly.

Apple juice notes on the nose with a typical IPA hoppy underpinning. It almost smells like sparkling grape juice or sparkling apple juice.

Nice juicy taste. It's crisp and refreshing, although I wouldn't mind more of a hoppy, dank flavor. I think this could be better with a little more bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with nice carbonation. It'd be pretty easy to drink a few of these over the course of a night or afternoon.

Pretty decent overall. It's not juicy and tropical enough to be a NEIPA but it doesn't really have the dank, resinous, pine flavors I like in a West Coast. But ultimately pretty tasty and drinkable and I can buy it in my neighborhood in the Bronx.

Jan 18, 2021
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